A multicounty grand jury is at it again, with the perennial investigation game to cast a shadow over the only real 'school choice' statewide alternative. Thousands of families have been abused by the hundreds of public school districts who've been able to claim a monopoly on the common education institutions of Oklahoma. Thousands of bullied and taunted kids have returned to the sanctuary of their parent's protection in their own homes, while logging into the state's best online school district.
For that, the founders of Epic MUST be punished! They must be made an example of, so that no one else dares to challenge the state's largest govt. empire... public education. That seems to be the resolute call of the Lincoln Boulevard swamp creatures and the financial interests which have extorted billions through sweetheart deals with the dept. of education.
In just 9 years, a small charter school innovation became Oklahoma's largest 'school district'. And they've made a lot of enemies from the $4 billion dollar swamp of school districts who don't like being compared to Epic's reformed & innovative model.
Even the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is attacking Epic on behalf of organized labor, and the rackets which put her in office to protect their empires.
Grand Jury Justice
But the grand jury ignores the glaring vulnerabilities in public school district systems of accounting for public funds. As citizens we should always be vigilant to demand transparency in public processes and agencies. But it should be the same scrutiny for every entity. No public common education entity has been investigated like Epic has. Epic is not perfect and they indeed have some things to fix. They clearly and publicly expressed some appreciation for the legitimate matters which the latest audit uncovered,
Those who follow the behavior of state regulatory entities understand that they are much harsher on failures by private sector corporations than they are of themselves. Just yesterday we reported how the Tulsa Health Dept. endangered 1150 patients by injecting spoiled covid experimental vaccine into them. Had a private clinic been guilty of this massive malpractice, the clinic would most certainly have been ordered to shut down until a thorough investigation is completed and the clinic can prove their fitness to resume care for patients. Oh how we all wish local public schools were all subjected to the same level of scrutiny that Epic has survived and grown through.
Here's the Interim Report of the Multicounty Grand Jury.